Henrikh Mkhitaryan signs with new agent

Armenia and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has signed with Mino Raiola, who has a reputation of brokering big money deal across Europe and has contacts at many of Europe’s biggest clubs including Manchester United and Juventus.

But it is Raiola’s close relationship with Liverpool that is of interest to Mkhitaryan – and the Armenian is keen to secure a switch to Anfield after making them his number one priority, reports say.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also keen on doing business, as the player has enjoyed his best campaign yet for Shakhtar, scoring 24 goals in 34 matches.

According to, Mkhitaryan is likely to cost upwards of £15million and, if successful in getting his client a move, Raiola stands to pick up a cool £3million on top of that.

Tottenham have previously been linked with Mkhitaryan, but it is thought that Liverpool are the front-runners.

Raiola has a number of high profile clients and has played an integral role in careers of Zlatan Ibrahomivoch and Mario Balotelli.

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